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TE Coby Fleener - Indianapolis Colts

6-6, 247Born: 9-20-1988College: StanfordDrafted: Round 2

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From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Oct 20): Fleener is not the equal of Dwayne Allen in any number of fashions, but he is getting as many targets, and Andrew Luck is his QB, so he's at least worth a look as a streamer against the matador Steelers defense next week.

Week 8: at Pittsburgh Steelers

Mark and Joe say: Good matchup. Andrew Luck has thrown for 312 yards or more in six out of seven games this year, and has at least two TDs in six out of seven games (with three or more in four of seven). Start him every week and smile. T.Y. Hilton has gone crazy over the past two weeks, with nine targets for 7/107/0 receiving vs. Cincinnati last week and nine for 9/223/1 receiving at Houston two weeks ago. Dwayne Allen has three catches per game over the past two contests (six for 3/52/1 last week; seven for 3/49/0 two weeks back) and is getting enough opportunities to post even more production. Ahmad Bradshaw has caught a TD in each of the last two games (six for 3/25/1 two weeks ago and three for 3/36/1 last week). Reggie Wayne has hit a dry page (eight for 4/15/0 vs. Cincinnati last week; nine for 4/35/0 at Houston two weeks ago), but otherwise the Colts' passing attack is going great guns entering week 8. The Steelers' pass D is ranked 13th in the NFL averaging 230.9 net yards allowed per game, with 10 passing scores given out vs. four interceptions (tied for 18th in the NFL) and 10 sacks (tied for 23rd) generated to date. Ryan Fitzpatrick hit them for 21/32 yielding 261 net passing yards, two TDs and one interception last week (with one sack taken for -1 yard), while Brian Hoyer was also sacked just once for -7 yards two weeks back (8/17 for 210 yards passing, one TD and zero interceptions). An outstanding passing attack takes on a so-so pass D in this one - advantage, Indianapolis.

Recent Stats and Projections

4 vs TEN 2 26 1 0
5 vs BAL 1 30 0 0
6 at HOU 2 11 1 0
7 vs CIN 4 64 0 0
8 at PIT PROJ-Dodds 3 * * *
8 at PIT PROJ-Tremblay 2 * * *
8 at PIT PROJ-Bloom 3 * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 5 vs BAL (2 / 1 / 30 / 0 rec)

The Colts are phasing Dwayne Allen into the game plan more and more, and it's coming at Fleener's expense. Fleener did have one 30-yard catch where he was somehow wide open, but was only targeted twice on the day, the lowest since the loss to Philadelphia. With Allen being more of a red zone threat right now, Fleener is not the Colts tight end you want to own.

2014 Week 6 vs HOU (4 / 2 / 11 / 1 rec)

Like Dwayne Allen, Fleener's numbers will be touchdown dependent, but at an even more extreme rate. Fleener is, at best, the fourth or fifth option in the passing game, and has seen just eight targets over the last three weeks. Fortunately, two of those have been touchdowns, as the Colts utilize their tight ends very well in the red zone. Fleener's touchdown on Thursday was a fantastic pre-snap read by Luck, and Fleener got an easy score over the middle.

2014 Week 7 vs CIN (5 / 4 / 64 / 0 rec)

In what was Fleener's most impressive game this year, the third-year tight end was reliable as an underneath option and made a fantastic, twisting grab for 26 yards in the third quarter. He didn't get a touchdown, but in the Colts' loaded offense, 64 yards is about as good as it's going to get for Fleener without getting a touchdown.


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